瞿廣慈個展

 瞿廣慈個展——終北國


策展人:高鵬
主辦機構:今日美術館
協辦:稀奇、家天地
獨家贊助:馬爹利
開幕時間:20141122 下午3:00
展覽時間:20141122 - 1213
地點:今日美術館1號館2
開放時間:每天10:00 - 18:00
地址:北京市朝陽區百子灣路32號蘋果社區


瞿廣慈的雕塑作品如同文字般,具有很強的敘事性,同時巧妙地加入晦澀的隱喻,使得語焉不詳的態度在雕塑作品的本體與空間的相持狀態中表現得更為直接、具體。除了以往對既定作品的改寫與戲擬,如藝術作品、政治人物、經典造型、形象海報和公眾事件,此次加入展覽的全新作品還將擴展出藝術家對當下社會大眾行為的形體化表述。

《列子·湯問》中提到一個國都叫終北國,其土平整卻不生草木,氣候溫順,無鳥獸無風雨霜雪。那裡的人柔心而弱骨,不勞作不思考更無喜怒哀樂,不饑不飽無病無災無思無想,每日悠悠地走著,唱好聽的歌而終日不綴音。這個終北國,或許就是藝術家那些小胖人希望建立的國度。當人們不得不在生命裡拼命奔跑,努力譜寫些所謂的精神和思想,疲倦之後最後的妄想也許就是:無思無想,極儘快樂!

即將於今日美術館開展的瞿廣慈個人回顧展《終北國》將分為兩個展區,藝術創作工作室空間以瞿廣慈原作及工作環境的場景極盡純粹抽象,藝術生活空間則以稀奇雕塑作品與家天地家居設計來還原雕塑的社會性,呈現藝術家近20 年來對藝術思考、探索以及生活脈絡的一次詳實的整理與綜述。本次展覽作為2014年今日美術館收官大展,由今日美術館館長高鵬親作策展人,以溫度、能量與態度為策展線索,對瞿廣慈頗受爭議的雕塑家與稀奇品牌創始人身份再做探討,展示藝術的多樣性,為藝術正名。長期推動中國當代藝術發展,褒獎具有獨立思維和非凡才情藝術家的法國著名幹邑品牌馬爹利,此次延續與瞿廣慈于2012年馬爹利藍帶百年慶典時的首度合作,全力支持其個人回顧展,為藝術愛好者們呈現一場獨特的視覺體驗。

 

本展覽將於二〇一四年十一月二十二日正式開幕,敬請期待。

 

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Qu Guangci Solo Exhibition – Northernmost Country

 

Curator: Gao Peng

Organizer: Today Art Museum

Co- Organizer: X+Q ArtDOMUS-TIANDI

Exclusive Sponsor: MARTELL

Opening: 3pm, 22 November 2014

Duration: 22 November - 13December 2014

Venue: 2/F Exhibition Hall of Building 1

Open Hours: 10am-6pm

Address: Pingod community, No.32 Baiziwan Road, Chaoyang DistrictBeijing

 

The sculptures of Qu Guangci are like words that tell a tale. It is not only narrative but also filled ingeniously with obscure allegories. The ambiguous attitude in the opposing state between the subject and the space of the sculpture becomes more direct and explicit. Besides the rearranging and parody of existing works such as art works, political figures, iconic figures, posters and public events, included in this exhibition are completely new works that expand to the visualized re-presentation of the mass behavior in the current society.

 

In the Chinese classic literature Liezi - Tang Wen, there is a mystic "Northernmost Country", where the land is flat but sterile, the climate mild but no animals nor wind, rain, frost or snow. People are soft at heart while weak in body. They do not work or think, nor do they have emotions. No hunger or satiety, no illness or diseases, they have no mind at all. They just wander leisurely and sing beautiful songs all day long. This country in the utmost north might be the utopia the little fat figures in the works wish to build. When we are doomed to fight for our living and strain to write down our so-called thoughts and spirits, we get tired in the end and the illusive dream is to cherish happiness without thoughts or mind.

 

The retrospective exhibition of Qu Guangci, "Northernmost Country" will take place in Today Art Museum. It will be divided into two exhibition sections. The art creative space is represented by the abstract working environment and original works, while the art living space tends to restore the sociality of sculptures by combining X+Q Art pieces and furniture from Domus-Tiandi. The exhibition will present the comprehensive artistic thoughts, exploration and the path of life of the artist in the last 20 years through a detailed documentation and narration. As the closing exhibition of 2014 season, “Northernmost Country” is curated by Mr. Gao Peng, Director of Today Art Museum. With planning clues such as temperature, energy and attitude, the exhibition strives to investigate Qu’s controversial dual identity of sculptor and founder of X+Q Art. It will officially open to the public on 22 November 2014.

 

Martell has committed to contemporary art development in China and supported exceptional artists at home and abroad in a long run. It started its collaboration with Qu Guangci, who created an art installation for Martell Cordon Bleu Centenary Celebration in 2012. This time, Martell will continue to exclusively sponsor Qu Guangci's solo exhibition, which demonstrates a strong association between Martell and art, and presents a unique visual experience to all art lovers.

 

 

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瞿廣慈個展——終北國
Qu Guangci Solo Exhibition – Northernmost Country